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Geriatrics 

Geriatrics
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Geriatrics
Author(s):

Ericka E. Tung

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190464868.003.0028
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date: 19 October 2019

The overarching goal of the geriatric assessment is to develop a holistic understanding of the older patient as a means to identify emerging problems and individual capabilities. This information guides treatment, care coordination, and evaluation of long-term care needs. Assessment of the older adult requires a multifaceted approach encompassing physical, cognitive, and psychosocial domains.

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